If you’re feeling weird and embarrassed about online dating, you’re also not alone.
And of course, this sporadic perusing was all it took for a guy in my very small, very tight knit, journalism class of 15 to find my profile, screenshot it, and post it to our group Facebook page. Even if they hadn’t seen my profile, they probably already assumed that I had one, because pretty much everyone does or has at some point. I know because I scroll past people I know in real life every day, as evidenced by that dude in my journalism class finding me .
As the wise Taylor Swift once say, “The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.” No matter what you do there’s always going to be people who find fault with it, especially if they’ve been in comfortable relationships for years and don’t understand what the modern dating scene is like. You don’t shop at only one store or eat at only one restaurant, so why would you only try dating one way?
Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about taking a chance on the internet and hoping for the best, you’re putting yourself out there and that’s a really cool thing. Just because you have a couple of online dating profiles doesn’t mean you’re never going to meet someone at the grocery store or that you’ve given up on serendipity or romance, you’re just casting a wider net and seeing more fish.
You know, there could be a situation where it's acceptable to bring up masturbation in a first text message, because, you know..wait, no there's not.
Gentlemen, here's a tip for you: If a woman wants to know about your masturbation habits, she'll probably ask you about them.